Instructions for:
Installing ACE on computers running recent versions of MacOS

Audio Capture Engine, generally referred to as “ACE”, is Rogue Amoeba's powerful audio handling component. ACE captures audio on your system, for use with these Rogue Amoeba's products:

ACE is also used by many third-party licensee products to capture audio.

On MacOS 13 (Ventura), MacOS 12 (Monterey), and MacOS 11 (Big Sur), the initial installation of ACE requires some quick setup. The built-in ACE installer found in our products walks you through this.

On this page, we detail the full, step-by-step sequence needed to install ACE on recent versions of MacOS. The same steps apply for all applications using ACE. This is a one-time process, and you'll be up and running in just a few minutes.

Note: In rare instances, a bug in MacOS prevents System Preferences from offering the expected option. If you encounter this issue, follow our troubleshooting steps in this article.